The Benchmade 496 Vector is Benchmade’s newest addition to the Vector family. The 496 Vector is a detail-laden AXIS® Assist flipper that oozes style at every angle. This EDC will hang with the best of them, featuring Benchmade’s first compound grind blade (drop point) crafted from CPM-20CV steel with a satin finish. Full stainless steel liners, a gray aluminum bolster, and OD Green G-10 handles with white G-10 liners provide strength and comfort to this unique design. The 496 Vector is a fast action AXIS-Assist flipper knife with an integrated safety, and a deep carry pocket clip for secure everyday carry. NOTE: Current models are First Production Run models with serial numbers….only 1200 First Product Models made.
CPM-20CV Steel: CPM-20CV is a unique tool steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy Process. It is a martensitic stainless steel with a high volume of vanadium carbides for exceptionally good wear resistance. CPM 20CV contains the highest amount of chromium of any high- vanadium stainless steel currently available.
Benchmade 496 Vector Specifications:
Mechanism: AXIS® Assist flipper with integrated safety
Blade Style/Shape: Drop-point w/ Compound Grind, Flat Grind & Wedger Tip w/ Hollow Grind Main
Blade Steel: CPM-20CV
Blade Length: 3.6”
Blade Thickness: 0.1″
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Finish: Satin
Open Length: 8.42″
Closed Length: 4.82″
Handle Material: Smooth Milled Contoured OD Green G-10 w/ White G-10 Liners
Handle Thickness: 0.60″
Clip Type: Deep-Carry (Black Oxide)
Clip Position: Tip-up